Nov 21 2014

New Report on Shocking Violence Against Native Children Makes Recommendations: Who Will Listen?

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Here is perhaps one of the most disturbing statistics in the entire United States: Native American children today experience post-traumatic stress disorder from violence at rates similar to veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

A new report by the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence, has reiterated what many who pay attention to these issues already knew: that there is an epidemic of violence facing indigenous American children. And that a lack of resources, poor educational and healthcare facilities, and a broken juvenile justice system are the main reasons why there is an epidemic.

More than a year in the making, the report attempts to lay out a blueprint for addressing the challenges of violence facing children.

GUEST: Sarah Deer Associate Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law, and a Citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma

Click here to read the entire report.

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